Sunday, November 14, 2010
Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 11
By David Ubben
Here's the day's top performers in the Big 12 and this week's helmet sticker recipients.
Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State: Playing against the No. 2 pass defense in the country, which entered the game giving up just more than 132 yards per game, Weeden rang up 409 passing yards in a 33-16 win over Texas. He completed 29 of 43 passes for a touchdown and an interception.
Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma: Broyles became the school's all-time leader in receptions, touchdown receptions and the single-season leader for receptions with an eight-catch, 119-yard, three-touchdown day in Oklahoma's 45-7 win over Texas Tech.
Colorado Buffaloes: The Buffs made it clear they planned on answering in a big way after coach Dan Hawkins was fired this week and interim coach Brian Cabral filled his spot. Colorado got big games from Cody Hawkins, Rodney Stewart and Paul Richardson to beat Iowa State soundly, 34-14, and earn the team's first conference victory.
Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M: Gray scored three second-half touchdowns and four for the game to help spur a second half comeback in a game Texas A&M won 42-30 over Baylor. He finished with 137 yards on 28 carries and caught three passes for 24 yards.
Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri: Gabbert bounced back from two rough games. He completed 17 of 25 passes for 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and ran for 89 yards on 14 carries, including a fleet-footed 32-yard scamper that put Missouri up early in its 38-28 win over Kansas State.
The Blackshirts: Nebraska's defense needed a big game with Taylor Martinez easing back into action, and delivered one in a 20-3 win over Kansas. They limited Quinn Mecham to 15 yards and an interception on 3-of-13 passing and allowed just 72 yards rushing on 34 carries, a 2.1 average.